gumnut trans

 

    LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
       World’s First and Largest Koala Sanctuary

 

Major Mitchell

Pink Cockatoo or Major Mitchell?
Often called a pink cockatoo due to its soft pink body colouring, the Major Mitchell Cockatoo is in fact named after Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, who was a surveyor and explorer of South-east Australia during the 1800s.

Faithful Lovers
During the mating season, males attract females by strutting along branches bobbing their heads with their crests raised. Like many Australian cockatoos, adult pairs mate for life and return to the same breeding grounds year after year.

What’s on the menu?
At times Major Mitchell Cockatoos will feed on various insects, however their diet primarily consists of over 30 species of plants including wattles,hakeas, grevilleas and pines throughout their shrub and woodland habitat.